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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
As planners and designers have turned their attentions to the blighted, vacant areas of the city, the concept of "terrain vague," has become increasingly important. Terrain Vague seeks to explore the ambiguous spaces of the city -- the places that exist outside the cultural, social, and economic circuits of urban life. From vacant lots and railroad... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
The Ghent congress on town planning was the first genuinely international conference to address all aspects of civic life and design. Attended by representatives of 22 governments and 150 cities, as well as by hundreds of architects, planners, politicians, and scientists, it marked the culmination of a series of events which helped to form the world... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95
Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society?s day-to-day interactions and... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 46.50 US$ 40.30
Here Sir Terry Farrell, who has built an international career as an architect-planner, encourages other planners and architects to follow the biologists?look at, learn from, and, indeed, admire the nature of the forces that drive the change, and then with humility and respect work with them to nudge, anticipate and prepare for where it takes us. Searching... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.27
Wie konstituiert sich die offene Stadt nach einer longue durée der Ummauerung? Turin zeigt hierfür zwei bedeutende Architekturensembles: die Superga-Kirche und die Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Entfestigung hieß nicht nur Zerstörung, sondern auch Aufbau kultureller Räume. Die Architekturen am Rande Turins machten diesen jeweils auf ganz bestimmte... more...
- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 67.34
This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information... more...
- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 89.80
Bei jedem städtebaulichen Entwurf, jedem Eingriff in öffentliche Räume stellt sich die Frage nach der Platzkomposition und der nutzungsgerechten Qualität. Squares ist das erste breit angelegte Referenzwerk, in dem die Gestaltung, die Proportionen städtischer Platzräume studiert und verglichen werden. 70 europäische Plätze werden in Schwarzplan,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 44.87
Images of the enemy continue to play a significant role in the commemorative activities of many nations, and have often been cast in permanently offensive form in war memorials. For the first time, Loretana de Libero examines these ?ardent passions? and their artistic expression in the memorial landscapes of Germany and its wartime enemies... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city... more...